Delores Gastrell

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Delores Gastrell
Gastrell in 1975
15th Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia
In office
16 May 1975 – 23 August 1977
MonarchEdwin IV
Preceded byIan Crowcasa
Succeeded byNancy Jarsdel
Deputy Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia
In office
16 January 1970 – 15 April 1975
Preceded byMelvin Krassady[a 1]
Succeeded bySteredennig Bishop[a 2]
Leader of the Civic Party
In office
11 January 1969 – 21 August 1977
Preceded byClayton Hinker
Succeeded byNancy Jarsdel
Member of Parliament
for Cavenhelm
In office
18 February 1961 – 21 December 1977
Preceded byJohnathan Pike
Succeeded bySamminel Bowesca
Majority61,691 (64%)
Personal details
Delores Mary Kaltia

19 June 1918
Cavenhelm, Kaltariezh, Great Morstaybishlia
Died25 May 1981(1981-05-25) (aged 62)
Political partyCivic Party
SpouseFrank Gastrell (m.1940-1968)
Alma materLambertupol University, Lambertupol

Delores Mary Gastrell (née Kaltia; 19 June 1918 - 25 May 1981) was a former Kaltariz politician and Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia from 1975 to 1977, prior to which she was the Deputy Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia from 1970 to 1975 during the Auroran Imperial War. Gastrell served as the Leader of the Civic Party from She served as MP for Cavenhelm from 1961 until 1977. She was the first female prime minister and first female deputy prime minister of Great Morstaybishlia.

Gastrell was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis (GCM) during her premier in May 1977, and sought to find a replacement as soon as possible. Gastrell quickly came to the view that Nancy Jarsdel would be the best choice as her successor, and gave her valuable behind-the-scenes backing. She let it be known that if she recovered she would be willing to serve as a member of a Jarsdel cabinet. She had earlier favoured Luke Rurin, but changed her mind when she learned from the Morstaybishlian ambassador to Salovia, that their administration was uneasy at the prospect of Rurin as Prime Minister, and from her chief whip that Rurin, seen as a right-winger, would alienate moderate voters.


  1. Office vacant between 1 March 1955 and 16 January 1970.
  2. Office vacant between 15 April 1975 and 2 April 1991.